Food in Costa Rica

Rice and beans are the most typical food in Costa Rica. Rice and beans are served with every meal here in Costa Rica. Breakfast is Gallo Pinto, a mixture of rice, beans and spices, eggs, cheese, tortillas and plantains.

Lunch and dinner is rice, beans, and usually some kind of meat or fish. Food in Costa Rica is not spicy but does have delicious flavor. Here at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort, we offer a number of breakfast options including the Tipical Costa Rican breakfast. We also offer a Casado for lunch and dinner which is a typical meal. This includes rice, beans, fish or chicken, plantains, salad, and vegetables. This can also be done vegetarian with avocado. Come experience Costa Rican food. Always made with love!

Traditional Costa Rican breakfast

Typical Costa Rican breakfast served with rice and beans (gallo pinto), eggs, tortillas, sweet plantains, and white cheese.


Romantic Beach Dinner

Enjoy a special evening on the beach. Relax with your toes in the sand during your romantic beach dinner. Enjoy a three course meal from our menu including an appetizer, main course, and dessert. Choose from our sushi, seafood, chicken, raw, vegan and vegetarian dishes. The package also includes a cocktail per person and a bottle of wine or champagne to share. The perfect way to celebrate or treat yourself to something special while on vacation in Costa Rica. Add this special dinner as a part of your honeymoon, anniversary, or birthday trip!

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Rainy Season in Costa Rica

With our first couple of rains this season, some might be wondering, “what should I expect the weather to be during rainy season in Costa Rica?” Many times people are concerned that the rainy season may ruin their vacation or beach time. Fortunately, most of rainy season is pretty mild and you can still enjoy a wonderful vacation in Costa Rica. Rainy season in Montezuma means that there will likely be some rain every few days. Sometimes it will rain all night and sometimes it will rain for a short while during the day. The rain usually never lasts the whole day, but will instead rain a little bit here and there. That means that there is plenty of dry time during the day to explore and enjoy. Once the rain begins and there are more clouds, it actually cools down a bit and it’s very pleasant to enjoy the beach without the burning sun!

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Costa Rica Wedding

beach wedding This weekend we had a fabulous beach wedding. Bamboo chairs and tiki torches at the ceremony made for a very rustic and natural look. Each tiki torch had purple and white flower arrangements. A Costa Rica wedding is the perfect way to kick back and relax. We take care of all of the planning and arrangements for you ahead of time, so that the bride and groom can arrive and enjoy their wedding with their friends and family. Our wedding dinner is a goumet buffet with an organic salad bar, chips and dips, bread and spreads, lasagna, rice, vegetables and a grill with fresh fish and chicken. The night ended with a chocolate wedding cake!

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Tortuga Island, Costa Rica

A fun day trip to take with friends, family, or your loved one. Venture off the beaches of Montezuma in the morning on a speedboat to Tortuga Island, Costa Rica. The 45 minute boat ride will take you along the coast to see quiet, undeveloped beaches, a waterfall, and small islands. Land at Tortuga Island, a beautiful white sand beach, with palm trees, and turquoise clear waters. Enjoy some snorkeling and a prepared BBQ lunch on the beach. Tortuga Island also offers many different types of activities like jet skiing, kayaking, and a banana boat. There is wildlife to see and a gift shop to explore. Enjoy a great day on the island!

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Banana boat adventure at Tortuga Island.

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Tortuga Island

An aerial view of Tortuga Island.

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Boat Ride to Tortuga Island


Family Beach Suite in Costa Rica

Traveling with a larger family can get complicated and expensive. Our family beach suite in Costa Rica is perfect to accommodate your family in one room for an affordable price. Our rates include breakfast and dinner. Therefore taking care of feeding the whole family during your trip. The family beach suite includes two queen beds on the main floor, a loft with a king bed, air conditioning, hot water, a large bathroom, and an balcony with an ocean view. It can hold up to 6 guests total, but is more ideal for 4-5 people. family vacation costa ricabeach vacation costa rica family trip costa rica

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Family Vacation in Costa Rica

What better place to take a family vacation in Costa Rica? There are activities for all ages and abilities. Relax by the pool or sit in a hammock on the beach, go ziplining, horseback riding, ATV riding, fishing, bike riding or surfing. There are activities for every interest. Each person in the family can find something they enjoy. Try new activities as a family. Enjoy a family adventure together! A family vacation in paradise is the perfect way to enjoy time together. fishing in costa rica costa rica waterfalls

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Banana boat adventure at Tortuga Island.

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Montezuma Waterfalls

A short walk from the center of town leads you to the parking lot and entrance to the waterfalls. The hike to the Montezuma Waterfalls takes you along a rocky river until you arrive at a large waterfall and cool swimming hole. The pool of water is calm, cool and perfect for enjoying a refreshing swim. Depending on the time of year, the waterfall can be full with lots of water during the rainy season or a little less during the dry season. It’s a great adventure and a beautiful spot to check out during your time in Montezuma! Check out all different types of activities while you’re here!

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Costa Rica Beach Vacation

beach view costa ricaA Costa Rica beach vacation is exactly what you need now that the winter cold has hit! Our beach front resort offers private bungalows with ocean views or garden views, family suites and standard rooms with ocean views, and a few specialized bungalows and units. Our bungalows and specialized units offer privacy and seclusion from other hotel guests. Our family rooms offer enough space for you to bring your family and comfortably enjoy a room together.

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Our beach paths take you right down to the beach, just steps away from all of our rooms. Almost all of our rooms have beach and ocean views making it the perfect beach vacation!YlangYlang30 beach front bugalow

 

Holiday Events in Costa Rica

Spending the holidays in the tropics can be the perfect time to escape the cold and spend time relaxing on the beach. Holiday events in Costa Rica may not be your typical snowy white Christmas, but here at Ylang Ylang Beach Resort we are excited to offer our “White Sand Christmas Dinner.” Our Christmas event includes a special traditional Costa Rican buffet dinner, professional guitarist and beach bonfire. A fun way to spend the holiday with your loved ones!

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New Year’s Eve in Montezuma is a lot of fun. The town is hopping with people looking to enjoy the sun and sand to ring in the new year. Here at Ylang Ylang, our New Year’s Eve party includes a buffet dinner, live entertainment, fireworks, and a beach bonfire. Celebrate 2016 with friends and family at our fun and exciting party!  holiday party costa ricaNew Year's Eve Party 2013/2014